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Gary Don McBee 1957 – 2017

| April 27, 2017
Gary Don McBee 1957 – 2017

Gary Don McBee, 59, left this world to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Service were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Interment was at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Gary was born in Weatherford on July 13, 1957. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1975 and was married to Sharon Jean Yeates on Aug. 7, 1976. Gary and Sharon moved to Lake Worth in 1977. They have been active members of First Baptist Church of Lakeside where Gary has served as a Deacon for over 32 years.… Read the rest

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Johnny Lane Welch 1937 – 2017

| April 20, 2017
Johnny Lane Welch 1937 – 2017

Johnny Lane Welch, 79, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Johnny was born Nov. 9, 1937 in Tyler to William and Virgie Welch. He was a hard worker, having worked for Robertson Fleet over 40 years.
Johnny enjoyed wood-working, working with his hands, doing jigsaw puzzles, spending time at flea markets and going to Las Vegas with Karen.
He dearly loved his children and grandchildren and spending time on the lake fishing.… Read the rest

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Betty Jean Harris Orand 1928 – 2017

| April 20, 2017
Betty Jean Harris Orand 1928 – 2017

Betty Jean Harris Orand went home to heaven on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Her life will be celebrated on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 at Outreach of Love Church, 3591 E. Highway 199 Springtown, where she served with the Women’s Ministries and was an active member for many years.
The family requests honor donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, whom she supported for many years.
Betty Jean was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on Nov. 25, 1928, to Robert Milton Harris and Wilma E. Ellis Harris. She, with her husband, owned a carpet store in Fort Worth for many years before they retired to Springtown.… Read the rest

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Mary L. Ashcraft 1948 – 2017

| April 20, 2017
Mary L. Ashcraft 1948 – 2017

Mary L. Ashcraft, 69, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2017.
Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Springtown Cemetery, Springtown.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White’s Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown, 76082.
Mary was born Jan. 11, 1948 in Tipton, Oklahoma to Willy L. and Lucy Louise Fox. She worked as a quality control inspector for Tandy Leather and retired after many dedicated years of service. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a hardworking woman who will be greatly missed.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arthur Fox, James Fox, Buddy Fox, and Lewis Fox; and sister, Barbara Fox.… Read the rest

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Michael David Reagan 1968 – 2017

| April 13, 2017
Michael David Reagan 1968 – 2017

Michael David Reagan, 48, passed away, Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Dallas.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 14 at Alexander’s Midway, Springtown.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the America Cancer Society.
Michael was born Dec. 24, 1968 in Fort Worth and graduated from Dripping Springs High School. He served proudly in the Marine Corps for eleven years and was part of Desert Storm. He enjoyed tinkering with cars and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, Dwight and Kandie Reagan; brother, Steven Reagan and wife Stephanie; three nieces; one nephew; and many good friends.… Read the rest

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Verlie Lorene Rodriguez 1937 – 2017

| April 6, 2017
Verlie Lorene Rodriguez 1937 – 2017

Verlie Lorene Rodriguez, 79, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at White’s Funeral Chapel Springtown.
Funeral service was Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. at White’s Funeral Chapel Springtown. Interment followed at Springtown Cemetery.
Verlie was born in Miami, Florida, July 6, 1937, daughter of Clarence Marvin Parker and Myrtle Adda Lyst.
She married the love of her life, Carlos “Rod” Rodriguez Nov. 10, 1960, in Miami, Florida and they spent many happy years together raising their family. Her family was the light of her life and she loved to sew and quilt and many other arts and crafts.… Read the rest

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Byron Joseph Rogers 1948 – 2017

| April 6, 2017
Byron Joseph Rogers 1948 – 2017

Byron Joseph (BJ) Rogers passed away on Jan. 15, 2017 at the age of 68.
Memorial service will be held on April 9, at 2 p.m. at the Harbor Group AA, 3000 West 5th St. Fort Worth, 76107.
Byron was born in Springfield, Illinois on March 23, 1948. He was a resident of Azle for 25 years and was retired from the USAF.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; two sons, Matthew and Sean Rogers from Fayetteville, Georgia; two daughters, Tara and Ashley and son-in-law, Donnie; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Clarence, Kiara, Sidney, and Lonnie Reese and other relatives and friends.

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Karen Irene Brown 1952 – 2017

| March 30, 2017
Karen Irene Brown 1952 – 2017

Karen Irene Leavitt Brown, 64, a devoted wife, loving mother and grandma, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 17, 2017 at home surrounded by those that love her.
A memorial and scattering of cremated remains will be held at a later date in Gilmore Station, West Virginia with her brother.
Karen was born Nov. 3, 1952 in Gilmore Station, West Virginia to Dallas Edward and Ina Paulene DeMoss Leavitt.  They both preceded her in death along with her brother, John Leavitt.     She had volunteered with Neighbor to Neighbors in Springtown.
Karen is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, James D.… Read the rest

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Lois “Dianne” Collins 1944 – 2017

| March 30, 2017
Lois “Dianne” Collins 1944 – 2017

Lois “Dianne” Boatwright Collins passed away quietly in her home surrounded by her family on March 23, 2017, in Springtown.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. at White Funeral Chapel-Springtown. Interment was at Springtown Cemetery.   
Dianne loved gardening and was an avid reader putting the Springtown library to good use.  In her younger years she played the piano and sang in her church choir, even serving as interim choir director.  Gospel and country music were her favorites.  She loved to cook, particularly at the holidays, and make grape jelly.  Dianne had a dry, wicked sense of humor with an infectious “throw your head back” laugh that zipped through the room.… Read the rest

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Wade Eugene Rickard, Sr. 1946 – 2017

| March 30, 2017
Wade Eugene Rickard, Sr. 1946 – 2017

Wade Eugene Rickard, Sr., 70, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Springtown Cemetery, Springtown.
Wade was born Oct. 24, 1946 in Ashville, North Carolina, son of Thomas Howard Rickard and Loni Viola Burleson Rickard.  He married the love of his life, Debbie Weeks Rickard, and they spent many happy years together raising their family.
Wade proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army for three years in the Vietnam War.  His family was the light of his life and he enjoyed spending time with them more than anything.  Wade was an avid Nascar fan, spending many Sundays cheering on his favorite drivers.… Read the rest

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